Alfredo Jaar

Alfredo Jaar (born 1956) is a Chilean-born artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives in New York City. He was born in 1956 in Santiago de Chile. From age 5 to 16, he lived in Martinique before moving back to Chile. He is mostly known as an installation artist, often incorporating photography and covering socio-political issues and war - the best known perhaps being the 6-year-long ''The Rwanda Project'' about the 1994 Rwandan genocide. He has also made numerous public intervention works, like ''The Skoghall Konsthall'' one-day paper museum in Sweden, an early electronic billboard intervention ''A Logo For America'', and ''The Cloud'', a performance project on both sides of the Mexico-USA border. He has been featured on Art:21. Provided by Wikipedia
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Published 2007
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